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Hedera helix ‘Minima’

Ivy

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Features

  • BloomsOctober
  • Height0.15m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hedera helix ‘Minima’ (Ivy). This is a slow growing ivy with tiny, deeply lobed, dark green leaves. This plant is also known as Hedera helix 'Spetchley', and has received an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Climber

Other common names

Hedera helix 'Spetchley'

Origin

N. Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Perfect for growing in shady areas, cascading over rocks, and in small gardens. Grown for the evergreen foliage.

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Needs

  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

Tolerates deep shade. This plant does not produce flowers. Toxic if ingested. Skin irritant.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings or rooted layers in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, scale insects and vine weevil

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